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Western Hemisphere Nobel Prize Winners

April 29, 1962
Source: John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

From left to right, Lady Bird Johnson, Pearl Buck, President John Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, and Robert Frost gathered to honor Nobel Prize winners at the White House in 1962. President Kennedy told the audience that they were “the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered together at the White House, with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.”

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